The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has mourned, the death of a number of UAE diplomats who died Tuesday evening due to terrorist bombing at the headquarters of the Governor of Kandahar in Afghanistan.
Mohammed Ali Zainal Al Bastaki, Abdullah Mohammed Essa Obaid Al Kaabi, Ahmed Rashid Salim Ali Al Mazroui, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Ahmad Al Tunaiji, and Abdul Hamid Sultan Abdullah Ibrahim Al Hammadi, who had been on a mission to carry out humanitarian, educational and development projects in the Republic of Afghanistan, were the names of the UAE martyrs.Shaikh Khalifa prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy and forgiveness upon them.
Shaikh Khalifa directed all ministries and government departments and institutions across the country to fly the flag at half-mast for three days in honour of the martyrs who gave their lives in defence of humanitarian causes, in a statement from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs earlier today.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, in a statement on Tuesday, said the UAE diplomats were in a visit to Kandahar on humanitarian mission within the programme of the UAE to support the brotherly Afghan people, lay the foundation stone for Dar Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi, the UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, also injured in the terrorist attack, was signing an agreement with Kardan University to offer scholarships at the expense of the UAE.”
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai mourned, with deep sorrow and grief, the death of the UAE martyrs who were involved in humanitarian work in Afghanistan.